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The Agile Portfolio

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

More organizations are incrementally adding Agile methods to take their project portfolio management practices to the next level, while software providers are adapting their PPM offerings to keep pace with demand.

PPM: A Buyer's Checklist

- by Curt Finch

From functionality to return on investment, here are some key criteria to focus on when considering a project portfolio management solution.

Hard Hats and Hard Drives

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

If it’s the standardization and automation that attracts many in the construction field to project portfolio management software, how that ties into risk and reward keeps them coming back for more.

Portfolios of Care

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

With the cost, quality and complexity of healthcare under a national microscope these days, some hospitals are already realizing critical improvements by implementing project portfolio management, thanks to niche solutions designed specifically for their needs.

Standards and Stands

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

A Gartner research director’s critique of the Project Management Institute’s recently released portfolio and program management standards engages practitioners, vendors and consultants.

Sticks & Stones

Some organizations have the latest and greatest software for prioritizing projects; some don’t. A project management veteran who helped start her credit card company’s PMO from scratch shares her experiences in meeting the challenges. [8 min.]

Gartner Identifies PPM Leaders, Trends

- by Projects@Work

Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant report surveys the state of PPM in a challenging economy, evaluating 19 technology providers, naming six “leaders” and addressing some emerging market trends.

PPM at Miller Brewing

When you're close to a project, it can be difficult to objectively gauge the strategic impact and risks involved. Miller Brewing Co.'s director of strategic projects shares her insights on setting project priorities and building the business case justification. The challenge is to clearly define the quantifiable benefits while also recognizing the qualitative or soft benefits. [7 min., 30 sec.]

Real Mature

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

Big or small, upstart or long established, many companies are finding that the value of their PPM efforts is tied to the maturity of their processes and practices. And even small advances in PPM capability can spark great leaps forward.

PPM Solutions: April 2009

- by Projects@Work

A wide variety of technology solutions and services are available to help organizations implement, customize and improve their project portfolio management processes. Here is our April roundup of recently announced PPM offerings.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

BLOGS

Under Pressure

Posted by Aaron Smith

Our three-part series on managing the pressures of project management was a “welcome addition” to the field’s toolkit, according to reader Terry Schmidt. The series — ba...
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Let’s Connect

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Why are so many organizations failing to execute their strategy? “You’ve Been Disconnected” offers eight insights into the problem, including how hidden conversations can sabotage...
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